Making The Most Of China’s E-Commerce Boom

In the world of digital retailing, all eyes are on China. Even as overall retail sales growth slows, along with the rest of China’s economy, B2C online sales in the world’s largest digital marketplace are growing at an annual rate of 25%. Based on Bain & Company analysis, B2C online […]

Greek election: expats in London, New York and Melbourne hold breath

An entire nation in exile is watching as Greece prepares for pivotal vote which could put radical leftwing Syriza into power

Young, gifted and Greek – the world’s biggest brain drain

From the enclaves of north London to Queens in New York City and Oakleigh and Northcote in Melbourne: an entire nation-in-exile is holding its breath before Sunday’s pivotal Greek elections. And for some, the vote is so important that they are even making plans to return to the homeland this week so they can cast their ballot.

Ikaros Matsoukas, a 34-year-old management consultant at BHP Billiton, is one of more than 200,000 who have left Greece since the crisis bit five years ago. He feels so strongly about an election in which the leftist Eurosceptics of Syriza are in pole position that he plans to fly home at the weekend.

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Switzerland braces for tougher times after franc jumps in value against euro

Question marks over exports and tourism on eve of Davos summit where decision to abandon currency cap will be hot topic

Clutching a lunchtime orange juice and sandwich in Zurich’s central station, nurse Nelly Studer captured the fears gnawing at Switzerland since the drama in the foreign exchange markets last Thursday when the Swiss franc jumped 30% in value against the euro.

“I hope that our exporters are not going to move jobs abroad. We need to keep jobs in Switzerland, and I hope they do not cut salaries either,” Studer said.

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Davos: unions call for businesses to share fruits of growth with employees

Leading labour voices say 800th anniversary of Magna Carta should be marked by new charter of rights for workers

Trade union leaders have called for a new Magna Carta to tackle inequality and unemployment as they marked the start of the World Economic Forum with an urgent call for businesses to prevent social unrest by sharing the fruits of growth with employees.

On the first full day of the WEF’s annual meeting in Davos, leading labour voices said the 800th anniversary of King John’s concessions in 1215 should be marked by a new charter of rights for workers.

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Why All Managers MUST Be Leaders

Anyone within an organization has the potential to become a leader, but managers MUST be leaders. In schools and in our organizations we have been taught and conditioned to believe that managers and leaders are two separate people which is quite a harmful assumption. As a result we have managers […]